Double room with en-suite, in late Victorian former school. 5ft bed with cotton sheets and duck feather duvet. On top of the West Hill above Hastings Old Town, with panoramic views.
Come downstairs for a light breakfast.
A busy, creative place lived in and run by Judy, her sister Sarah, and her daughter Dora.
There's nothing like the Beacon in Hastings (or anywhere else probably); an acre of countryside within a town, with plenty of space to sit and relax - and in which to have breakfast if the weather allows. There are artists studios in the un-manicured style gardens, and frequent drawing, painting and yoga sessions indoors.
The Old Town, with the Jerwood Gallery, fishing beach, pubs and eateries, is 5 minutes walk over the hill (uphill on the way back!) and the Country Park (miles of glorious walks) starts just 12 minutes walk away. The West Hill - the Castle and panoramic views of the English Channel - is at the top of our lane.
This room is on the main floor; let us know if you would like tea and coffee making equipment in your room. The kitchen downstairs is where to find breakfast (seasonal fruit, yoghurt, homemade granola, breads etc) - cooked breakfast is available, extra £5 per person.
Interaction with guests
I have enjoyed meeting people from all over the world during the three years of being an Airbnb host.
I am available, though often on a mission, to chat or to tell you about the house history or things of interest locally. My room is across the landing from this double room. I have a friendly labrador, but her company for you is optional, not compulsary (ie I can keep her from you).
Other things to note
The Beacon is often described as 'bohemian', and is much-loved for its unique position and ambience, and for the friendly welcome we offer our guests and visitors.
The Beacon is a family home as well as being a venue for art courses, talks, meals (open Thursday evenings and Sunday lunchtime), meetings, and small-parties (pre-booked). Although most of the time we are quiet there can be quite a few other people downstairs (not on the bnb room level). The licensed bar closes at 11pm.
Cancel up to 24 hours before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 24 hours of your trip and the first night is non-refundable.
I am a fashion designer again after being a painter since I moved to Hastings. I have lived at the Beacon for 24 years, moving from London with my family who have since left home...... and moved back again in my daughter's case (she's an artist too). I was co-owner of a fashion business (with 3 other ladies) in Camden Town (Swanky Modes) from the early seventies, closing in the early nineties and taught fashion design part-time all through my career.
I LOVE living in Hastings - the walks, the sea and the people; I felt immediately at home here.
The Beacon is a family home (my sister, also an artist, lives here too) where we make creative things happen - painting and drawing, yoga, supper talks, exhibitions, music. Its full-on sometimes running a large busy house with an acre of garden but its an enjoyable way to live.
We now do Sunday lunches and open our bar on Thursday evenings, since becoming licensed premises late in 2015.
You are very welcome to view the new styles for REAL Clothes for REAL Women during your stay - or to make an appointment to visit some other time.